Tag Archive: Desktop


Google Drive gets an updated desktop UI to match the new Gmail

The new look is rolling out to all users now.

Late last month, Google started rolling out one of the biggest redesigns we’ve ever seen for the Gmail desktop site. Just a couple of weeks later, Google Drive is now getting similar treatment.

Announced in the G Suite Updates blog, Drive is getting this new look to better align itself with the visual changes we’ve been seeing in a bunch of Google’s apps, such as Gmail, News,  [Read More…]

Google Pay now available on the web via desktop and iOS

Available in Chrome, Safari, and Firefox.

Since Google Pay started replacing Android Pay last February, we’ve seen steady expansions of the service. Google added transit passes in March, and now it’s expanding to the web on desktop and iOS.

Google Pay was previously available to use on websites via Android, but up until now, couldn’t be accessed on your computer, iPhone, or iPad. Now, however, Google says that Google Pay will work in Chrome, Safari, and Firefox  [Read More…]

What’s the current desktop setup at your home/office?

Sharing time!

Even though we spend most of our time talking about Android and the mobile gadgets they power here on AC, there’s always something to be said about a great desktop setup. As someone who’s been working from home for just about two years, I’ve quickly learned that the perfect combo of monitors, desk, office chair, etc. can go a long way in making the 9-5 grind far more enjoyable.

James Falconer, an Android Central Community  [Read More…]

This is an early look at Gmail’s new design for desktop

Gmail for the modern era.

In the “coming weeks”, Google will introduce a huge redesign for Gmail. Something along these lines is long overdue, and thanks to recently shared screenshots, we now have an early glimpse at what Gmail’s new desktop interface will look like.

Obtained by The Verge, these screenshots reveal that Gmail’s new aesthetic lines up nicely with the design language found in a lot of Google’s other apps. Corners are rounded, there’s a hamburger  [Read More…]

Upgrade your storage space with the $80 WD Elements 4TB desktop hard drive

Save all the data!

The WD Elements 4TB desktop hard drive is down to $ 79.99 on Amazon. That’s $ 20 off its normal price and a match for the lowest we’ve ever seen.

If 4TB is too much or you need something to take out and about, you can get the 2TB drive for just $ 58.49 right now. That’s the portable version and a great deal.

The desktop drive is simply plug-and-play. It uses USB  [Read More…]

Chrome Remote Desktop: Everything you need to know

Chrome Remote Desktop is a great, free way to remotely access a computer.

I have an unusual computer setup: I have a super powerful desktop at home and I carry a Chromebook with me when I’m out and about. The system has served me well over the past year, but there are times when I’m on the go and I need to tap into my extra power at home. This is where Chrome Remote Desktop comes into  [Read More…]

How to use your desktop in VR

You can use your entire desktop in VR.

The scene from the movie Minority Report in which Tom Cruise’s character, John Anderton, is moving virtual screens around with his hands is imprinted in the minds of techies everywhere. How cool would it be to have a bunch of movable screens surrounding you? You’d be able to enlarge, shrink, and rotate to your heart’s content…

Having your desktop surround you is an option within VR, whether you’re using  [Read More…]

Sentio Desktop is a Samsung DeX alternative that works with any Android phone

Many companies have tried – and mostly failed throughout the years – to make smartphones work like PCs for years now. Just think of Motorola’s Atrix or HP’s crazy Elite x3 smartphone. But Samsung’s new DeX station seems to have challenged the perception that using a phone as a dedicated computer is something unattainable. Trouble […]

This 5-port Quick Charge 3.0 desktop hub is a must-have at just $27

Our friends at Thrifter are back again, this time with a great deal on an Anker desktop charging hub!

Odds are that you have more than one gadget that needs to be charged on a daily basis, and that can be a painful process depending on how many electrical outlets you have available to you. Anker is looking to make things easier for you, and right now you can pick up the 5-port USB wall charger for just $  [Read More…]

Google introduces new desktop app to back up all your photos

Never lose a photo again with this new desktop app from Google.

Google Photos is one of the best online services any company has built. You can save any and every photo or video from your phone to Google’s online servers and access them from anywhere else with an internet connection. It’s a perfect way for keeping those pics somewhere they won’t be lost or deleted. Today, it just got easier for people with a Windows PC or Mac.

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